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July 21, 2014 Updates

There are conflicting reports regarding Steve Mills’ interest in becoming the new executive director of the players’ union. It has been reported that Mills, who was rehired by the Knicks last September, is a top candidate for the job. However, a league source told the Daily News that Mills recently removed his name from consideration. Mills is currently the GM under Jackson, who recently said the two are working well together. New York Daily News

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NBPA acting executive director Ron Klempner, however, wasn't satisfied with how the situation was handled, via Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick: Text from Ron Klempner, acting exec director of @TheNBPA: The playing conditions for tonight's game were completely unacceptable from the opening tip. In a situation like this, there needs to be more open communication before a decision is made that could potentially place players at risk. CBSSports.com

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The National Basketball Players Association plans to elect an executive director before the start of a new NBA season, NBPA vice president Roger Mason Jr. said last week. In addition to looking at new candidates, Mason said the association will review previously eliminated candidates. The plan would be to interview three or four finalists for the top job at its annual meeting in July. Sports Business Daily

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Roger Mason, who is a free agent but remains vice president for the National Basketball Players Association, said players were prepared to boycott all playoff games if Silver had not taken the dramatic steps he did against Sterling, banning the owner from the NBA for life and forcing him to sell the team. "I heard from our players and all of our players felt like boycotting the games tonight. We're talking about all NBA players. We're talking about the playoff games tonight," Mason said. "This wasn't just about the Clippers. All teams would have been prepared if (the punishment wasn't strong enough)." USA Today Sports

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